RS Components Appoints Richard Huxley as Regional General Manager, Asia

香港, 6 November 2006 :

RS Components (RS), the largest global catalogue distributor of electronic, electromechanical and industrial products in Asia, announced today that Richard Huxley has been appointed as Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific. Richard will play a pivotal role in driving the ambitious growth plans for RS Asia including Japan.

Prior to joining RS, Richard held the position of VP Marketing for Arrow Electronics, Asia Pacific. He moved to Asia in 2002 where he played a leading role in establishing and building the Arrow Alliance Business Unit in the region. Prior to this, he held various senior positions in several of Arrow's different business units in Europe. Before joining Arrow in 1998, Richard spent eight years in the semi-conductor industry with Hitachi and Samsung in various sales and marketing roles.

"With his sharp sense of the pulse of the Asian markets and his sales and marketing expertise," said Ian Mason, Group Chief Executive RS, "Richard will certainly add new dimensions to RS' growth. I'm sure his flexible, personable leadership style will also lend rich flavours to the colourful corporate culture in our Asia offices."

About RS Components

A part of Electrocomponents plc, RS Components (RS) is one of the largest global catalogue and web-based distributors of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products.

Operating under the trading brands of RS Components, Radiospares, Radionics and Allied Electronics in the U.S., the Group serves nearly 1.6 million customers in over 80 countries worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 16 warehouses, RS distributes 450,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers.

The Group has an annual turnover of over £925 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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